The Athenian Constitution

The Athenian Constitution

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by Aristotle
     
 

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Probably written by a student of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is both a history and an analysis of Athens' political machinery between the seventh and fourth centuries BC, which stands as a model of democracy at a time when city-states lived under differing kinds of government. The writer recounts the major reforms of Solon, the rule of the tyrant

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Probably written by a student of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is both a history and an analysis of Athens' political machinery between the seventh and fourth centuries BC, which stands as a model of democracy at a time when city-states lived under differing kinds of government. The writer recounts the major reforms of Solon, the rule of the tyrant Pisistratus and his sons, the emergence of the democracy in which power was shared by all free male citizens, and the leadership of Pericles and the demagogues who followed him. He goes on to examine the city's administration in his own time - the council, the officials and the judicial system. For its information on Athens' development and how the democracy worked, The Athenian Constitution is an invaluable source of knowledge about the Athenian city-state.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456337919
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

Meet the Author

Aristotle was born in Macedonia in 384 bc. For twenty years he studied at Athens in the academy of Plato, before becoming tutor of the young Alexander the Great. When Alexander became king of Macedonia in 336, Aristotle returned to Athens and founded his own school and research institute, the Lyceum. Aristotle fled to Calcis in 323 in the aftermath of Alexander's death, where he died a year later.

P. J. Rhodes is Professor of Ancient History at Durham University, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. His major work is Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenation Politeia.

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The Athenian Constitution 3.8 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 228 reviews.
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He walked in with a sigh.* "been awhile since ive been here"
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Richard_Kent_Murray_Jr More than 1 year ago
the athenian constitution was very interesting as part of a study of the history of democracy as it unfolded in ancient greece. some may be disappointed that a morjority amoung 5000 was the penultimate achievement rather than a vote of the general population, yet i believe for it's time this was quite an achievement. the ebb and flow of democracy across centuries in ancient greece is chronicled along with brief descriptions of athens great leaders and their defining issues. my greatest disappointment with the book was it's brevity and i found it quite a short read. for any one concerning themselves with the history of democracy this is a must read.
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Anonymous 11 days ago
He walked in, folding his arms.
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Anonymous 25 days ago
I guess I do now, lel. When looked at through other mediums, the reviews look quite amusing, with the <_> scattered in between the several curse words. As for Kik, I'm installing it now. Yeah, at our school, the Sophomores who took the common core Geometry also took the old regents to ensure that the system wasn't there to just screw everyone over. :p
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